|Study says eyelashes keep eyes from drying
27th February - "Harder"
Scientists have come up with answers to the age-old question of why eyelashes are the length they are....
|Scientists invent 'anti-ageing' chocolate
24th February - "Easier"
Imagine a new chocolate that keeps you younger looking. It seems too good to be true, but...
|Japan town beats world snowman record
21st February - "Harder"
Residents of a Japanese town have broken the world speed record for building snowmen....
|13-year-old invents new Braille printer
18th February - "Easier"
A 13-year old American has made a cheap machine that can help blind people read.
|Indian PM says no to temple in his name
15th February - "Harder"
A temple that was built and named to honour India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi might have to be renamed. ...
|HSBC bank helped the rich hide money
12th February - "Easier"
The BBC says that HSBC, the world's second largest bank, helped rich people to hide money so they would not have to pay tax.
|Paris halts filming of action movies after terror attacks
9th February - "Harder"
Authorities in Paris have halted the filming of scenes from action movies on its streets in the wake of the recent terror attacks. ...
|Britain says yes to 3-parent babies
5th February - "Easier"
Lawmakers in the U.K. have voted to allow doctors to create babies from the DNA of three different people.
|University students take 'impossible' exam
1st February - "Easier"
Final-year students at a university in England are angry after they took an economics exam.
|Workaholic fathers 'leave orphans'
30th January - "Harder"
The head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis has issued a stern warning to fathers who work long hours....
|90-year-old starts elementary school
28th January - "Easier"
A 90-year-old Kenyan grandmother has become the world's oldest elementary school student.
|Tech giants woo 15-year-old whizzkid
26th January - "Harder"
Tech giants Facebook and Google are in competition to attract the talents of a 15-year-old app developer....
|Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies
24th January - "Easier"
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz passed away early Friday morning. The king was the world's oldest leader.
|Man sues women's university
22nd January - "Harder"
A man has filed a lawsuit against an all-women's university in Japan after they rejected his application to join the university because he is male....
|Academy Awards are 'for white men'
20th January - "Easier"
Many people in the movie world are angry that Hollywood and the movie industry are run by "old white men".
|School students do not shower after sports class
18th January - "Harder"
A report has found that more than half of high school boys and two-thirds of girls never shower after a physical education class....
|Unemployed young people very stressed
16th January - "Easier"
A new survey from Britain shows that a third of young, unemployed people regularly "fall apart" emotionally.
|Hospital chains toys to beds to stop thieves
14th January - "Harder"
Fourteen hospitals in Wales have started chaining children's toys and other playthings to beds in an attempt to prevent thieves...
|Record number of flowers bloom
12th January - "Easier"
Botanists in the U.K. are amazed at how many flowers are in bloom this winter. On New Year's Day, scientists found 368 different species in bloom.
|Keeping cold could keep you thinner
10th January - "Harder"
Scientists have discovered that staying in the cold could help us lose weight. ...
|Man waits 3 hours for ambulance
8th January - "Easier"
A man who broke his leg in Wales had to wait for three hours for an ambulance to arrive. Luigi Segadelli, 30, broke his leg while playing in a rugby match.
|30 million people invited to read books
6th January - "Harder"
The co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has launched what could be the world's largest ever book club. ...
|Fatherhood lessons to help families stay together
4th January - "Easier"
The British government has started a new project to help men manage the responsibilities of fatherhood.
|New Year's resolutions difficult to keep
2nd January - "Harder"
The start of every New Year is when we all make plans to change our life for the better over the forthcoming twelve months....
|Xiaomi becomes third-largest smartphone maker
31st December - "Easier"
A four-year-old Chinese tech company has become the world's third-largest smartphone maker, behind Samsung and Apple.
|Russia says NATO is its biggest threat
29th December - "Harder"
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine that says NATO is one of Russia's biggest dangers....
|Video games should be in Olympics
27th December - "Easier"
A top designer for one of the world's most popular computer games has said that video games should be an Olympics sport.
|Children in US safest for two decades
25th December - "Harder"
A report from Duke University in the USA says American children are safer today than at any time in the past 20 years....
|Pie-eating contest ends because pies too big
23rd December - "Easier"
The annual World Pie Eating Championships in England ended in disaster on Friday because the pies were too big.
|Hacked Sony film raises US - N. Korea tensions
21st December - "Harder"
Tensions between the USA and North Korea are rising following the cyber-attack on the film company Sony Pictures....
|Major breakthrough in US-Cuba relations
19th December - "Easier"
A new chapter is starting with relations between the USA and Cuba. The two countries have had very little contact...
|Spicy food linked to higher testosterone levels
17th December - "Harder"
Scientists in France say they have found a link between eating spicy food and high levels of testosterone in men. ...
|Korean Air exec quits after 'nut-rage'
15th December - "Easier"
The vice-president of Korean Air has quit over an embarrassing incident involving a bag of nuts.
|Researchers work out Santa Claus' salary
13th December - "Harder"
People have wondered for years what Santa does and how he does it for free. Researchers have now come up with an answer to these age-old questions. ...
|TV sales fell for the first time ever in U.K.
11th December - "Easier"
A new report from Britain shows that things are not looking good for companies who sell televisions.
|Famous scientist says A.I. could destroy us
9th December - "Harder"
Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that robots and machines with artificial intelligence could one day mean the end of us all. ...
|Disabled access to U.K. stores poor
7th December - "Easier"
A new report from the British government says access for disabled people in stores in Britain is "shocking".
|Bacteria-filled concrete to end holes in roads
5th December - "Harder"
Drivers the world over may soon have respite from potholes and cracks in the road. Scientists have come up with a....
|Irish woman on soccer Goal of the Year list
3rd December - "Easier"
An Irish woman could win the prize for soccer's world goal of the year competition. The woman is Stephanie Roche, 26, who plays...
|Sony plans to launch electronic-paper watch
1st December - "Harder"
The electronics giant Sony is gearing up for the launch of a watch made out of electronic paper....
|Black Friday brings out bargain hunters
29th November - "Easier"
One of the biggest shopping days of the year has brought out millions of bargain hunters across the world.
|Pope attacks Europe's throwaway culture
27th November - "Harder"
Pope Francis delivered a damning message to European leaders on Tuesday when he addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg. ...
|Price war over taxi apps
25th November - "Easier"
A price war has broken out across the world among taxi companies. There is increasing competition for passengers because of the different apps that can order taxis.
|Indonesia leader flies economy class
23rd November - "Harder"
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has adopted a spirit of austerity by flying economy class....
|Unhappy marriages can break the heart
21st November - "Easier"
A new study shows that people in unhappy marriages have a higher risk of getting a broken heart. A bad marriage is riskier for older women.
|Japan recession may hurt global economy
19th November - "Harder"
Japan has slipped back into recession, leaving financial analysts to ponder over the implications for the global economy. ...
|McDonald's says no GM French fries
17th November - "Easier"
The U.S. government has said a new, genetically modified potato is OK to eat, but McDonald's said it will not use it in its French fries and hash browns.
|Pope OKs showers for homeless in Rome
15th November - "Harder"
Pope Francis has given the green light for three showers to be installed in the Vatican so the homeless have a free place to wash. ...
|Hip-hop can help mental illness
13th November - "Easier"
Doctors at Britain's world famous Cambridge University believe that hip-hop music can help people who are depressed or mentally ill.
|Ex-Soviet leader warns of new Cold War
11th November - "Harder"
It is 25 years since the Berlin Wall came down. For many, it represented the beginning of the end of communism in Europe and of a world divided by the Cold War. ...
|Lower speed limit for New York City
9th November - "Easier"
Drivers in New York City will have to drive more slowly from Friday. The city has introduced a new speed limit of 25 mph (40 kph).
|Overtime becomes part of holiday pay
7th November - "Harder"
Companies in the UK face a multibillion-dollar bill after a court ruled that overtime should be a factor in the calculation of holiday pay....
|Europe needs to support technology more
5th November - "Easier"
The CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Google Larry Page has told European governments they need to be more like Silicon Valley.
|Hungary freezes Internet tax plan
3rd November - "Harder"
A proposed tax on the Internet has been put on hold by the Hungarian Prime Minister. Hungary's government was pushing full steam ahead to impose a tax on Internet traffic. ...
|Galapagos tortoises out of danger
1st November - "Easier"
Giant Galapagos tortoises used to be a symbol for endangered animals. In the 1960s, there were just 15 of the animals in existence.
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